Silver Medal Award: Dr. Sandra McDonald
ARS President, Harold Greer, presents the Silver Medal Award
to Dr. Sandra McDonald, Williamsburg, Virginia, May 13, 1988.
Through your dedication and service to the American Rhododendron Society, you have promoted the goals of the organization at national, regional, and local levels. As chair of the Editorial Committee, you have encouraged a technical balance to ARS publications that has elevated the scientific status of the Journal within the horticultural community. Your guidance on the Research Committee has helped chart the course of current rhododendron research. You have capably served the Society as national director, editorial advisor, chapter officer, committee chair, and consultant. You have enriched both the nursery trade and the hobbyist garden with outstanding selections from your hybridizing program. You have generously shared your plants, your time, and your expertise in countless ways. You are a model of excellence and achievement.
It is with great pride that the Officers and Directors of the American Rhododendron Society award the Silver Medal to you, Dr. Sandra McDonald, this thirteenth day of May 1988, Williamsburg, Virginia.